On April 5, 2023, Bruce Brady secured a unanimous defense verdict in a medical malpractice case tried before Justice George Nolan in the Supreme Court Suffolk County.
The plaintiffs alleged that our client, a physician assistant working in a family practice, failed to appreciate the symptoms of an impending stroke in a 46-year-old woman and failed to immediately call an ambulance and refer her to a hospital for a complete workup. Instead, the physician assistant merely provided the patient with a prescription for an outpatient CT scan. The following day, the patient suffered a massive stroke that left her severely disabled.
Mr. Brady successfully argued that the physician assistant, despite the fact that he did not document his recommendation, advised the patient to go to the hospital, but the patient refused because she and her family had a cruise planned two days later. The jury accepted the defense position and found no deviation from the standard of care.